NC State Faculty, Students Unearth Ancient Mythological Statues
A team of NC State faculty and students helped unearth more clues this summer about the ancient Nabataean city of Petra, Jordan. As part of a larger excavation at the site, the group discovered two marble statues of the mythological goddess Aphrodite — artifacts that dig co-director Tom Parker describes as “absolutely exquisite.”
History Grads Admitted to Premier Ph.D. Programs
Many Ph.D. programs are discovering what the NC State History Department already knows: NC State history graduates rank among the best prepared for studies at the doctoral level. Our graduates have continued on to excellent Ph.D. programs across the country, from Stanford to Columbia.
Rethinking Museum Accessibility
Public History grad student Jeanette Shaffer's plan to develop an audio guide script for visually impaired visitors to the Museum of Durham History leads to the creation of a museum task force with the goal of improving accessibility for audiences with different disabilities. Jeanette presented on her research and engagement with the museum at the Georgia State's Graduate Student History Conference in March.
Taking the Museum to the People
Public history graduate students Sarah Soleim and Abigail Jones have seen the challenge of attracting visitors to Raleigh's Pope House Museum firsthand. They worked at the house in the summer of 2015 during internships with the City of Raleigh Museum, the home’s current owner. As a way to increase public engagement, they worked with museum staff to brainstorm ways to bring the Pope House to the people.
Public History Doctoral Students Named Lead Peer Mentors
Supported by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Graduate School, the Lead GPS Collaborative is a pilot peer-mentoring program for doctoral students in the college of humanities and social sciences focusing on the development of professional skills and competencies important for graduate student success.
Public History Graduate Students Attend the 2016 NCPH Annual Conference
In March, several graduate students in the Public History Program attended the 2016 Annual Meeting for the National Council on Public History in Baltimore, Maryland. The theme of the conference was “Challenging the Exclusive Past.” The conference’s sessions, panels, and workshops all revolved around discussions of what public historians can to do to expand and challenge local, state, national, and global narratives.
2016 Graduate Student History Conference
Graduate students from across the United States joined NC State University to present research at the 112th Annual Graduate Student History Conference on April 2, 2016.
Grad Students Display Innovative Work at Research Symposium
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences was well represented Wednesday at the 2016 Graduate Student Research Symposium. A total of 43 Humanities and Social Sciences students from 14 different graduate programs presented their work at the annual symposium, which showcases research from across campus through poster presentations that are judged by faculty.
Professor Helps N.C. County Interpret Connection to Underground Railroad
NC State University historian David Zonderman has spent the past three years helping Halifax County interpret its deep connection to the Underground Railroad. After performing humanities extension work with the local school system for more than a decade, Zonderman engaged with the Halifax County Convention and Visitors Bureau to develop a plan for conveying the county’s rich history to the public.
The Allure of the Archives
Conducting research is a rite-of-passage for many academic disciplines—this is especially true of history. My name is Jordan Karlis, and I am first-year graduate student in the History M.A. program at North Carolina State University. Over the winter break, I embarked […]